If motherhood has taught me anything, is that I cannot operate at optimum efficiency anymore. Tasks that used to take an afternoon for me to complete, now take two to three days. Ezra needs to feed (that takes 20 minutes), Ezra needs to be tucked into bed (that takes another 20 minutes), and before you know it, he’s up and wants to take a walk around the house. Besides the occasional life-saving help I get from my father and in-laws, I am thankful for technology. Electronics and gadgets that help me save time, and improve my productivity so I can get things done quickly and easily. I’ve partnered with ShopUOB to come up with a list of products you ought to have at home, that will help get you through mom-life with (greater) ease:
If I need to look put together in a jiffy, I don’t turn to makeup — I turn to my straightener. Straight hair within minutes and I look like I just came out of the salon. You can also put your straightened hair into low ponytail for a sleek boss look.
The Philips StraightCare Essential ThermoProtect Straightener comes with keratin-infused ceramic plates that glide smoothly through your hair, for quick and easy styling.
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I love a clean floor and I don’t mind working for it (i.e. vacuuming and mopping), but sometimes a little help goes a long way. The Electrolux Pure i9.2 is a smart robot vacuum cleaner that picks up dirt and dust around your home, and is able to access tight spots, corners and edges.
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Apart from clean floors, I like to make sure the air in our home is clean too — there’s no musky smell and the air is fresh. I just recovered from a common cold, and it helps to know that I have an air purifier at home so that Ezra’s health is not compromised.
The Philips AC-2887/30 Air Purifier has 3 auto modes: General, Allergen, and Bacteria & Virus and automatically monitors, reacts & purifiers the air. It also removes up to 99.9% bacteria and viruses!
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When I was pregnant and shopping for Ezra’s nursery, I was deciding between a Steam or UV Steriliser. I asked my followers on Instagram for their suggestions, and a considerable number recommended the Haenim 4G Classic UV Steriliser because not only does it sterilise, it dries bottles, breast pump accessories and pacifiers at the same time. All Imran and I need to do is press a button and a sterilising session will be complete in 30 minutes. We got our Haenim Steriliser from Motherswork, but you can also purchase the steriliser from Lazada and utilise your ShopUOB privileges below!
Getting a good cleanse is important! After a long day, you want to make sure you go to bed with clean and fresh skin. I’ve been having clear skin since my second trimester and I for one do not want it to go away! The FOREO Luna 3 helps you to get a deep yet gentle cleanse — the 8000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute reach into your pores to wash away up to 99.5% of dirt, oil, sweat, makeup residue and dead skin cells! You can get it on the FOREO Flagship Store on Lazada.
For delicate clothing, using a clothes steamer is preferred so you don’t damage the fabric. We use the Deerma Handheld Garment Steamer on photoshoots — clothes are steamed fast and quick, and there’s no need for a bulky ironing board and iron.
Lastly, the Philips AVENT Fast Bottle Warmer is probably Imran’s most used Dad-gadget. When he has to take over a feed when I’m out, experience has taught him to get a pack of my frozen milk defrosted and warmed up at least 20-30 minutes before Ezra wakes up, so Ezra can get his bottle quick and fast. One time Imran did not get a bottle ready in time, and Ezra was wailing the house down. A bottle is usually warmed up in a couple of minutes, and what I like is that it has a defrosting function so there’s no need for you to take a packet out the night before from the freezer. A Bottle Warmer is a must-have for every parent, and you can get one from the Philips website.ShopUOB Promotion on Philips:
Mom-Life is definitely not a walk in the park, but you are not alone! Apart from the support we have from friends and family, I hope you will find these products helpful enough to get you through each day.
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